Ladakh: ‘Independence’ is Not Enough

The autonomous council proposed for Leh will resolve only some of the problems engendered by the modern day Ladakhi politics. While the ties to Srinagar will be severed, the formula will not rid the region of homegrown communalism.

In the near future, Leh District in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir will be governed by an Autonomous Hill District Council. The relevant legislative bill, lying with Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao could, at any time of his choosing, be signed into law by the President of India.

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